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Backaler, Joel

Joel Backaler covers in his book “China Goes West. Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Companies Going Global” the second biggest story after China started to open up: the country´s global expansion and its impact on Western multinationals.

Towson, Jeffrey

Private equity investor / advisor, Peking University professor, best-selling author and speaker. His writing and speaking are on how rising Chinese consumers (and companies) are disrupting global markets. (#consumerchina). According to LinkedIn, he is the most widely followed business professor in China (+1.4M followers online).”

Kiezebrink, Harm

Harm Kiezebrink international security expert on pandemics and bio-terrorism. It is his job to train veterinary and human health specialists how to handle and manage crisis situations. He worked in this field in the past 10 years, and managed 1.100 crisis situations in 45 countries. He was a member of the WHO SARS team in Beijing helping to develop response strategies for the Chinese government. He travels from Beijing.

Zhang Lijia

Zhang Lijia is a writer, journalist, and social commentator. She is the author of the popular memoir “Socialism is Great!” She is currently working on a book on prostitution in China. She travels from Beijing.

Zhang Juwei

Zhang Juwei is the Deputy Director General of the Institute of Population and Labor Economics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He is a leading expert at one of China’s most prominent think tanks on China’s economic development and its implications on labor. He travels from Beijing.

Zhang Jun

Zhang Jun is the Chang-Jiang Professor of Economics at Fudan University and Director of the China Center for Economic Studies. Prof. Zhang is a respected scholar and commentator on China’s economic reform who speaks regularly on Chinese TV stations and publishes dozens of articles in papers annually. He travels from Shanghai.

Xu Ping

Xu Ping is a senior partner at, King & Wood and Mallesons, the largest law firm of China and Australia combined, and head of the firm’s Foreign Direct Investment Group in Beijing. Ms. Xu specializes in foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, technology transfer and international arbitration. She travels from Beijing.

Wang, Helen

Helen Wang is a contributor to Forbes and a sought-after speaker. Her book, “The Chinese Dream,” is based on over 100 interviews with the new members of the Chinese middle class. Currently, Wang divides her time between consulting for companies doing business in China and helping non-profit organizations make a difference. She travels from Silicon Valley.

Wang Jianmao

Jianmao Wang is professor of economics and associate dean at China Europe International Business School. He analyses the political choices the Chinese government is making, and sometimes its inability to execute them. Professor Wang gives us a peek behind the doors that mostly remain closed for the outside world. He travels from Shanghai.

Turley, Joan

Joan Turley is the author of the best-seller “Connecting with China” and has developed a methodology for creating success in China following simple rules of creating harmonious relationships. This is disseminated through books, filmed Master-classes/conferences, workshops and consulting for major professional bodies and clients exporting companies to China. She travels from London.

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